Jordan Kyrou signed an 8-year contract extension worth $65 million with the St. Louis Blues. The deal keeps Kyrou in St. Louis through at least the 2030-31 season.
It is set to take effect at the start of the 2023-24 season. As a matter of fact, Kyrou’s extension comes exactly 2 months after teammate Robert Thomas’ contract boost, which conveniently had the exact same terms.
Kyrou had a breakout season in 2021-22, posting 75 points, made up of 27 goals and 48 assists, in 74 of 82 regular-season games played. He finished fourth on the team in points, third in goals, and second in assists. It’s a vast improvement from 2020-21, where he only managed to score 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points in 55 regular-season games due to injury.
Kyrou’s 27 goals in 2021-22 were a career high and he also earned a 2022 All-Star Game appearance after his excellent start. During the Skills Competition, he snatched the title of Fastest Skater from the likes of the Islanders’ Matt Barzal and Oilers superstar Connor McDavid. Kyrou then scored a pair of goals and tallied three assists in the All-Star Game’s 3-on-3 divisional tournament, representing the Central Division.
In the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Kyrou ranked second on the club with seven goals in 12 postseason appearances. Overall, he’s amassed 122 points (46 goals, 76 assists) in his NHL career, which has spanned 173 regular-season games.
All of this has happened before Kyrou himself even turns 25 years old. He’s 24, at the time of signing, and his contract extension twin in Robert Thomas is 23 years of age. The two are just the latest pair of Blues teammates to have their contracts extended.
Defensemen Colton Parayko, Torey Krug, Justin Faulk are all under contract. Nick Leddy just got a new deal this summer, plus center Brayden Schenn is scheduled to be a Blues player for a very long time.
With Kyrou’s new deal keeping him wearing the Note for at least another decade and staying put in the Gateway to The West, St. Louis now has only $16 million left in cap space for the 2023-24 season and the 2023 offseason. In order to resign all the players they want, the Blues may have to make some drastic cuts.
But that’s another story for another day.